Capacity building workshop on SDGs held in Kohima
Dimapur, Sep. 22 (EMN): A district-level workshop on building capacities for taking forward Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organised by SDG Coordination Centre and department of Planning and Coordination, was held on Wednesday at the Planning conference hall.
Delivering the keynote address, the deputy commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, stated that SDGs were adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. According to him, the SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals and associated 169 targets designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, a DIPR report stated.
He stated that the aim of SDGs was to ‘leave no one behind’ and to ‘reach the furthest behind first.’
The 17 goals included to end poverty in all its forms, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, ensure healthy lives and promote well- being for all ages, ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, ensure access to affordable and sustainable modern energy for all, promote sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth, build resilient infrastructure, reduce inequality within and among countries, make cities and settlements inclusive, ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact, conserve marine resources for sustainable development, protect terrestrial ecosystem and halt biodiversity loss, promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and strengthen and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.
Also speaking at the programme, the district planning officer, Pudusul Luho, informed that Nagaland is also engaged in the process of SDG integration and localisation since 2018 with its Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) under the Planning and Coordination department.
Though SDGs is a new policy to most of the departments, he encouraged to look forward with coordination to understand the main concept of SDG and identify the challenges and its solutions and put the society in harmony.
The main objective of the workshop was to sensitise all the district level officials for taking forward SDGs and develop understanding of the SDGs.
Participants from all the 28 departments and the SDG consultants from the SDGCC attended the workshop.